Paul Fussell Quotes
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I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
Those who fought know a secret about themselves, and it is not very nice. They have experienced secretly and privately their natural human impulse towards sadism and brutality ... Not only did I learn to kill with a noose of piano wire put around someone's neck from behind, but I learned to enjoy the prospect of killing that way.
Most people who seek attention and regard by announcing that they're writing a novel are actually so devoid of narrative talent that they can't hold the attention of a dinner table for thirty seconds, even with a dirty joke.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
To understand is hard. Once one understands, action is easy.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.